Lowenthal prefers to be seen as a negotiator, a consensus-builder, a mediator—all qualities of a more genteel era. Will he be able to make an impact in these more bellicose, hyper-partisan times, or will he fade into the backdrop?
Long Beach’s two congressional representatives announced last week that they will be refusing their federal paychecks in solidarity with the furloughed government workers who will not be getting paid during the shutdown, which enters its second week today.
Congressman Alan Lowenthal has introduced his first authored piece bill since taking office–H.R. 2978–which seeks to alter the way in which congressional districts are redrawn nationwide.